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Strength in Numbers: Creating Your Network

Strength in Numbers: Creating Your Network

Entrepreneurs understand that networking is important when building a business.  Because many of us are not naturally inclined to network and the best methods may not be intuitively obvious, we want to offer some tips to help you get started. 1. Don’t expect anything...

Leadership’s Role in Preventing Employee Burnout

Leadership’s Role in Preventing Employee Burnout

Maybe you became an entrepreneur because you felt like you were stuck in a previous role. Or perhaps you didn’t fit in well with the company culture. Now that you’re in a leadership role, you can take an active part in helping your team prevent burnout. In this...

Can We Teach Passion?

Can We Teach Passion?

When was the last time you spoke to someone truly passionate about their job? There is an electricity about these individuals and I have to wonder if this lightning can be bottled. With one driven employee, so much is possible. With ten or twenty of these people, you...

Hardships to Overcome vs. An Exit Sign

Hardships to Overcome vs. An Exit Sign

When I started the Strauss Law Firm, I had no idea whether or not it would be successful. I knew that I was passionate about bringing together the worlds of law and entrepreneurship, and I used that as motivation to take my business to the next level. As I listened to...

Who Pushes You Further?

Who Pushes You Further?

In 2016, a University of Essex study said that, in the presence of an opponent, cyclists were willing ‘to tolerate higher levels of peripheral fatigue.” Put simply, these athletes were able to push themselves harder when they had someone to race against. An opposing...

The  Entrepreneurial  Life

The Entrepreneurial Life

When something is ingrained in us, it becomes a lens through which we see the world. Is it fair to think that an engineer sees a city differently than you or I would? How could a musician not find music in their day-to-day activities? Maybe we cannot find the hidden...

Why are You in Business?

Why are You in Business?

What are you working towards in your career? I think most of us would think about this for less than five seconds before answering. Maybe we would say, “To make enough money to not work,” or “To provide for my family.” Any answer along these lines seems fair to me. I...

Same as it Ever Was

Same as it Ever Was

If you have not started your own company, I can tell you from experience that you will receive volumes of advice. I cannot tell you the number of salty business veterans that came to me with their two cents. Everyone wanted to tell me how they succeeded, and, more...

Mistakes that Every New Entrepreneur Makes

Mistakes that Every New Entrepreneur Makes

It is an incredible feeling to turn your entrepreneurial dream into a reality. There is so much to look forward to in the early days of your business. Certain benchmarks like signing the lease on your first office, hiring your first employee, or signing your first...

Freeing Yourself from Excuses

Freeing Yourself from Excuses

Is there a common denominator for all of your success and all of your failure? Believe it or not, there is an unshakeable shadow chasing your every move: you. For some, this becomes a badge of honor. They are excited by the radical freedom of full ownership of their...